Rafael “Sapo” Natal Out of UFC on Versus 3 Fight Against Alessio Sakara

By Damon Martin

If Alessio Sakara is going to fight at UFC on Versus 3, it will be against a third opponent since he got slotted on the March card.

Renzo Gracie fighter Rafael “Sapo” Natal has been forced off the UFC on Versus 3 card against Sakara due to a knee injury suffered in training.

Sources close to the fighter confirmed his status with MMAWeekly.com on Saturday. Versus.com first reported the change.

Natal was already a replacement for original opponent Maiquel Falcao, who had to drop out of the bout due to injury, and now another fighter has fallen by the wayside. Natal apparently suffered a knee injury while training for the Sakara bout. There’s been no timetable set for his return to action.

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